An e-book at its best:
Improves finding information in the book:
Enables studying anytime and anywhere:
Students want more e-books (according to, e.g., Turku University Library's customer satisfaction survey LibQual).
As soon as you have found a suitable course book, make a coursebook acquisition request.
Although there is a question about publication format in the request form, you don't need to know whether the book is available in e-format or print or available to organisations – the Library will find it out for you.
If you have already found suitable electronic course material in DawsonEra or Ebook Central, you can send an acquisition request by clicking ”Suggest for purchase” (Dawson) or ”Request loan” (Ebook Central), and your proposal will be sent to the library.
As a rule, you can use e-books within the University network without separate identification. Remote access is also possible for all students and faculty/staff members at the university by using the UTU user ID and password.
You can read all e-books online. A majority of the books can also be downloaded onto your computer for a certain length of time. The loan period varies from 1 day to 14 days and closes automatically. Most of the e-books can be read on both Android and iPad.
Certain e-book providers require special reading software. You can find more information about this and about using mobile devices in the Software-tab and in our guide E-books: General.
Even if you are reading online, it might be a good idea to create a free account to the service provider's platform. After creating an account and signing in, most service providers will let you
If linking is allowed, you can do as follows:
1. Search the book in the Volter database and click its title. On the next screen, under the title, you will see the service provider or a link leading to the book, colored in blue. Right-click it and choose Copy Link location:
2. Paste the link you just copied on your learning material.
Please note: it is essential that you use this particular link and not, for example, the link at the browser address bar. Using the correct link will make remote access possible.It will also ensure that you link only to the material the university has acquired.
Send all course requirements to the library